Amanda E. Colbert

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
May 7, 1857, Page 3
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Departed this life in Cass county, Geo., on the 24th ult., Mrs. AMANDA E. COLBERT,  aged about 24 years.  She was married some eight years since to Dr. W. S. Leeke, and emigrated with him to Texas; but he lived only a short time to enjoy the pleasure of her society.  She then came to reside with his relations in South Carolina, thence to Georgia, where she married Mr. J. L. Colbert.

‘Tis with a saddened heart we pen these lines.  Scarce twelve months ago she stood before the altar—little thought the merry group of friends around she would so soon lay aside the orange wreath, and bridal robe, for the shroud and the tomb!  But, it is true, alas, too true, that Amanda is dead!  No more shall we listen to her merry laugh, or hear the sweet tones of her gentle voice! – All, all, is hushed in the sunless sleep of death!  The grave, the dark and lonely grave, has closed o’er her fondest hopes!—Loving friends weep for her early loss, a kind husband mourns for the gentle wife of his bosom, a sinless babe is left in this world of smiles and tears never to know a mothers love or share her fond caresses.  But is there not a hope, a life beyond the grave, a home among the angels, where the good in Christ may live?  In this bright home our dear Amanda dwells.

She expressed a perfect resignation to the will of her Heavenly Father; arranged everything previous to dying, and calmly rested on the arm of her Redeemer.  Her nearest friends are far away in a distant land, and though her body lies beneath the sod, her spirit soars in realms above, where they can meet the loved and lost, and forever dwell around the Throne.

Rest on my gentle friend in thy lonely bed.  Thy spirit was too pure for earth and God took thee to himself on high.  String for thee a golden lyre, whose every note shall vibrate to his praise.

Farewell, Farewell, thy happy soul,
Is moored in heaven at last,
The silver cord and golden bowl,
Lies shattered by death’s icy blast.



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